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From insideHPC
#### Microsoft and NVIDIA Together Advance AI

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE] Think of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform as analogous to a general contractor who brings together the most skilled and knowledgeable...

From Schneier on Security
#### X.com Automatically Changing Link Text but Not URLs

Brian Krebs reported that X (formerly known as Twitter) started automatically changing twitter.com links to x.com links. The problem is: (1) it changed any domain...

From insideHPC
#### Accelsius Announces NeuCool Direct Liquid Cooling

AUSTIN, Texas – Accelsius, whose patented two-phase direct-to-chip liquid cooling systems enable high-performance computing and compute density for data centerAccelsius...

From Computational Complexity
#### Avi Wigderson is a counterexample to TWO stupid thoughts of G.H. Hardy

Recently1) Avi Wigderson won the Turing Award (See blog posts by Fortnow-here, Scott-here, Lipton-Regan here, and the ACM announcement here). The last time Ihere...

From The Noisy Channel
#### Sparse and Dense Representations

The heart of the AI-powered search revolution is the move from sparse bag-of-words representations to dense embedding-based representations. But reducing everything...

From Schneier on Security
#### New Lattice Cryptanalytic Technique

A new paper presents a polynomial-time quantum algorithm for solving certain hard lattice problems. This could be a big deal for post-quantum cryptographic algorithms...

From Schneier on Security
#### Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak:
I’m speaking twice at RSA Conference 2024 in San Francisco. I’ll be on a panel on software liability...

From Daniel Lemire's Blog
#### Science and Technology links (April 13 2024)

Our computer hardware exchange data using a standard called PCI Express. Your disk, your network and your GPU are limited by what PCI Express can do. Currently,...

From Daniel Lemire's Blog
#### Greatest common divisor, the extended Euclidean algorithm, and speed!

We sometimes need to find the greatest common divisor between two integers in software. The fastest way to compute the greatest common divisor might be the binary...

From Schneier on Security
#### Friday Squid Blogging: The Awfulness of Squid Fishing Boats

It’s a pretty awful story.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.
Read my blog posting...

From insideHPC
#### Exaion and PINQ² to Launch the HPC-Quantum Platform in Quebec

Montreal and Paris, April 12, 2024: Exaion, a Canadian subsidiary of the EDF Group (Électricité de France), a developer of digital service platforms aimed at eco...

From Schneier on Security
#### Smuggling Gold by Disguising it as Machine Parts

Someone got caught trying to smuggle 322 pounds of gold (that’s about 1/4 of a cubic foot) out of Hong Kong. It was disguised as machine parts:
On March 27, customs...

From Daniel Lemire's Blog
#### A simple algorithm to compute the square root of an integer, byte by byte

A reader asked me for some help in computing (1 – sqrt(0.5)) to an arbitrary precision, from scratch. A simpler but equivalent problem is to compute the squareContinue...

From insideHPC
#### NTT: Photonics Network Connects Data Centers in U.S. and U.K.

NTT Corporation (NTT) and NTT DATA announced the successful demonstration of All-Photonics Network (APN)-driven connections between data centers in the United States...

From insideHPC
#### Georgia Tech Unveils AI Makerspace with NVIDIA

Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering has established an artificial intelligence supercomputer hub dedicated exclusively to teaching students. The initiative — the...

From Schneier on Security
#### Backdoor in XZ Utils That Almost Happened

Last week, the internet dodged a major nation-state attack that would have had catastrophic cybersecurity repercussions worldwide. It’s a catastrophe that didn’t...

From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)
#### Testing AIs in Minecraft

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London What makes a good environment for child AI learning development? Possibly the same as for human child learning development...

From insideHPC
#### INCITE Call for Proposals for Access to Leadership-Class Supercomputers Open through June 14

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact,INCITE...

From insideHPC
#### Two Researchers to Share 2024 Jack Dongarra Early Career HPC Award at ISC

Two early career researchers, Edgar Solomonik of the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign and Amanda Randles of Duke University, have been selected as the recipients...

From Computational Complexity
#### Avi wins the Turing Award

The ACM announced that Avi Wigderson, a force in computational complexity and beyond, will receive the 2023 A. M. Turing Award (Quanta article). This is the first...